Aaron Green

Aaron Green

Aaron Green (1917 - 2001) was an American architect and protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright.

History

Aaron Green was born in Corinth, Mississippi in 1917 [ [http://www.agaarchitects.com/pages/about/agg.html Aaron Green biography] ] and grew up in Florence, Alabama.

Aaron Green studied as an architect at Cooper Union in New York City, New York, which is where he was first introduced to the works of Frank Lloyd Wright [http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/aarongreen.html Aaron Green] ] . Green first met Wright when asking the renowned architect to design a house for Stanley Rosenbaum. Green was invited by Wright to join Taliesin as an apprentice in the early 1940s, from which point the two maintained a close friendship [ [http://www.agaarchitects.com/pages/about/agg.html Aaron Green Associates - Aaron G. Green Biography ] ] .

Green enlisted in the Air Force during World War II, serving as a bombardier in the Pacific theater.

After the war, Green moved to Los Angeles and worked as an interior designer with industrial designer, Raymond Loewy. During this time, he married and began a family. In 1951, Green moved to San Francisco and founded Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc., an architectural practice dedicated to service-oriented design [ [http://www.agaarchitects.com/pages/about/profile.html Aaron Green Associates - Firm Profile ] ] . In this organization, Green acted as Wright's West Coast representative.

Green participated in forty of Wright's projects. At the time of Wright's death in 1959, the Marin County Civic Center was uncompleted, and Green saw the project through to completion

In 1968, Green became a member of the College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects. He taught as a lecturer and critic at Stanford University's department of architecture for fifteen years. In 2001, Green became the first recipient of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Gold Medal. Green died on June 5th of 2001 at the age of 84 [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0DE5D91331F93BA25755C0A9679C8B63 New York Times - Aaron Green, 84, Architect Who Worked With Wright - June 18th, 2001] ] [ [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2001/06/10/MN185457.DTL San Francisco Chronicle - Architect Aaron Green left Graceful Bay Area legacy - June 10th, 2001] ] .

Projects

* [http://www.agaarchitects.com/pages/commercial/sc_medical.html 450 Water Street Medical Offices] in Santa Cruz, California
* American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina (1999).
* [http://www.agaarchitects.com/pages/commercial/greenwood_ridge.html Greenwood Ridge Wine Tasting Room] in Philo, California
* Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California
* [http://www.agaarchitects.com/pages/commercial/shopping_ctr.html Shopping Center] in Santa Clara, California
* [http://www.agaarchitects.com/pages/commercial/weir_law.html Weir Law Office] in San Jose, California

External Links

* [http://www.agaarchitects.com/pages/about/profile.html Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc.]
* [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/03/05/HOG9SBJ8VB1.DTL SIGNATURE STYLE: Aaron Green, Getting it Wright, Bay Area architect formed his style within the 'organic architecture' of his mentor - March 5th, 2005]
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=dtNPAAAAMAAJ&dq=0471286427&source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&cad=0_2&pgis=1 A Taliesin Legacy: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Apprentices]
* [http://www.eichlernetwork.com/ENStry23.html When Eichler met architect Aaron Green -- a 'lost' Eichler development that broke the design mold]

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